Jan
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GRiZ “Say It Loud World Tour” makes Chicago stop on Friday, April 17, 2015 at Aragon Ballroom

Silver Wrapper and React present GRiZ with special guests Exmag, Artifakts and more TBA on Friday, April 17, 2015 at Aragon Ballroom.

A true pioneer and master of musical expression, GRiZ (Grant Kwiecinski) stands head-and-shoulders above the competition in terms of the sheer variety of his ever-evolving technical prowess. A tremendously passionate and soulful producer, GriZ has a peerless knack for creating profoundly engaging melodies to offset the presence of his phenomenally designed bass. Where many artists become mired in a over-simplified and standardized method of production for the sake of creative efficiency; GriZ has no qualms sacrificing speed for the sake of quality, technical diversity, and an unrelenting devotion to progress and dynamism. Beginning his saga as a producer at the young age of fourteen, it is immediately evident that his talent and devotion will lead him on a journey of exceptional musical diversity and exploration. From funky rhythms to jazzy melodic embellishment, GriZ effortlessly incorporates his instrumental zeal for the saxophone with his lifelong dedication to soulful, laser-infused beat-making. This is only the beginning for Grant, and already the stylistic range of his material is both inspirational and utterly awe-inspiring.

Doors at 8:00 pm. Show at 9:00 PM. Ages 18+.

Tickets will be available on Friday, January 30, 2015 at 11:00 AM CST on at Silver Wrapper Ticketing!

Jan
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Joe Russo’s Almost Dead returns for one night on Friday, April 24, 2015 at Concord Music Hall

Silver Wrapper presents Joe Russo’s Almost Dead on Friday, April 24, 2015 at Concord Music Hall.

Joe Russo’s Almost Dead is Scott Metzger, Tommy Hamilton, Dave Dreiwitz, Marco Benevento and Joe Russo. Not only does this quintet play tight and vicious versions of some of the most complex songs in the Grateful Dead’s repertoire, but they play them with a rawness & energy absent from the stage since the “Live” Dead era. More importantly, all of the jams are wild and incredibly adventurous. Russo’s a beast behind the kit who’s in the peak of his career. Metzger is a criminally underrated guitarist who has a chameleon-like ability to alter his sound to compliment any situation. Dreiwitz’s intensity is unmatched by anyone, while Benevento spouts these crazy tones and layers of sound that mix the best of what each keyboardist in GD history brought to the band. Finally, add Hamilton, whose voice and biting leads help push this ensemble over the top.

Doors at 8:00 PM. Show at 9:30 PM. Ages 18+.

Tickets are available at Silver Wrapper Ticketing now!

Jan
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Re:Vision featuring Alex Grey & Allyson Grey with Papadosio hits Concord Music Hall on Saturday, April 11, 2015

Silver Wrapper presents Alex Grey & Allyson Grey with Papadosio and special guests Thirftworks, Desert Dwellers and Psydell featuring visuals by Jonathan Singer and Live Painting by Sam Floreson Saturday, April 11th, 2015 at Concord Music Hall.

RE:VISION mixes artists and visionaries Alex and Allyson Grey and takes you through a visual and musical journey that brings you closer toward your own divine nature. Grey is known for specializing in spiritual and psychedelic art and will be accompanied with custom video projections and live visuals from Jonathan Singer and Sam Flores.

Papadosio melds progressive rock with psychedelia, folk with electronica and dance music with jam. The quintet has amassed a dedicated following of thousands of likeminded individuals sowing the seeds of unity and spreading the sounds of exaltation.

Also set to perform Thriftworks, Desert Dwellers and Psydell.

Doors at 8:00 pm. Show at 9:00 pm. Ages 18+.

Tickets are available at Silver Wrapper Ticketing now!

Jan
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Communion Chicago Club Night to debut at Schubas on Thursday, February 19, 2015 with Filligar, Marian Hill, Kristin Diable and Martin Van Ruin

Silver Wrapper and React Presents are partnering up with Communion Records to launch Communion Chicago featuring Filligar, Marian Hill, Kristin Diable and Martin Van Ruin on Thursday, February 19th, 2015 at Schubas Tavern.

The Club Nights serve as a one-stop shop for artist discovery, with an impressive roster of alumni which includes Ben Howard, Gotye, Walk the Moon, Twin Peaks, Trampled By Turtles, Bear’s Den, Rubblebucket and Magic Man.

Filligar is an alternative/indie rock band recently described as “one of the best young bands in America.” They have toured to enthusiastic audiences all over the world-from North and South America to Europe and the Middle East. Kristin Diable has been exploring freedom and choice in her music ever since she picked up an open mic at a lounge in Baton Rouge and stunned the audience into silence. Create Your Own Mythology, invokes her Louisiana and Americana roots, while firing a rock-and-roll shot across the bow of borrowed myths. Marian Hill returns to February Club Nights after her sold-out EP release show in NYC for their first Chicago show! Martin Van Ruin, the new project from some familiar Chicago faces (members of Derek Nelson & The Musicians, Jenny Dragon, Planetsexploder), have just released their full length debut album Every Man a King.

Doors at 7:30 pm. Show at 8:00 pm. Ages 18+.

Tickets are available at Silver Wrapper Ticketing now!

Jan
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Big Gigantic returns to Chicago on Saturday, March 14, 2015 at Aragon Ballroom

Silver Wrapper presents Big Gigantic with special guests Michal Menert and more TBA on Saturday, March 14, 2015 at Aragon Ballroom.

Formed in 2008, Big Gigantic is saxophonist/producer Dominic Lalli (classically trained with a master’s degree in jazz from the Manhattan School of Music) and drummer Jeremy Salken; together, they interpret traditional DJ based music with live instruments and have successfully created an innovative, distinct sound that’s all their own. Their transcendent live shows are a showcase of brilliant improvisation and a tightly knit bond between Salken and Lalli, who breathlessly alternates between keys, sax and laptop, building a futuristic wall of sound that keeps the crowd on its feet. The duo leaves no genre off-limits as they channel everything from funk and dubstep to house and hip-hop.

Doors @ 8:00 pm. Show @ 9:00 pm. Ages 18+.

Tickets are available at Silver Wrapper Ticketing now!

Jan
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Funky Meters to play Concord Music Hall in Chicago on February 27, 2015

Silver Wrapper presents Funky Meters with special guests TBA on Friday, February 27th, 2015 at Concord Music Hall.

Formed during an informal jam during the 1989 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, Art Neville, George Porter Jr. and Russell Batiste Jr. founded what would be the core of the Funky Meters. In their 31-year history, The Meters have grooved their way around the globe tapping into the roots of their musical heritage while taking their sound well in to the future. Their trademark sound blends funk, blues, and dance grooves with a New Orleans Vibe.

Doors @ 8:00 pm. Show @ 9:00 pm. Ages 18+.

Tickets are available at Silver Wrapper Ticketing now!

Nov
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Paper Diamond “Rain Drops” tour rolls through Chicago on March 7, 2015 at Concord Music Hall

Silver Wrapper presents Paper Diamond with special guests TBA on Saturday, March 7, 2015 at Concord Music Hall.

Paper Diamond has emerged from the shadows of niche bass music circles to become one of the more celebrated producers of our era. With a penchant for head-nodding hip hop, future bass, disco, and everything in between, the Colorado upstart has been making moves and we can’t help but notice. In one of the biggest announcements of his career, Paper Diamond has just dropped the trifecta: a new tour, a new EP, and a new fan-driven community.

In early 2015, he will hit the road to embark on The Rain Drops Tour, hitting 32-cities across the US. PK Sound will be providing a custom subbass system, while PD’s team will have plenty of mind-bending visuals to compliment. Paper Diamond said of the setup: “This will be the most insane touring rig that we’ve ever had out on the road!”

Coinciding with the tour, Paper Diamond has announced his new Rain Drops EP. Check out the preview of “Take Me Away”, the first of many new originals to come in 2015 for the producer.

Doors @ 9:00 pm. Show @ 10:00 pm. Ages 18+.

Tickets go on-sale at at Silver Wrapper Ticketing on Friday, November 14, 2014 at 10:00 AM CST!

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Zappa Plays Zappa brings “One Size Fits All” 40th anniversary celebration to Chicago on April 21, 2015 at Concord Music Hall

Silver Wrapper presents Zappa Plays Zappa on Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at Concord Music Hall.

Zappa Plays Zappa has faithfully presented the music of Frank Zappa with well over 800 performances across the world since its inception in 2006. The band is led by Dweezil Zappa, the eldest son of late American composer and musician Frank Zappa, devoted to performing the music of Frank Zappa. Zappa Plays Zappa will be celebrating the 40th Year Anniversary of “One Size Fits All”, which will be performed in it’s entirety as part of the shows expansive, two-and-a-half hour repertoire.

Dweezil Zappa’s music camp Dweezilla has a motto “Learn And Destroy”. It refers to destroying the boundaries that confine music creativity. At camp students are in total immersion for 4 days of music instruction. Prior to the Zappa Plays Zappa concert, Dweezil will be previewing some of the guitar concepts he teaches at camp in a special Guitar Master Class from 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm. Tickets to the Guitar Master Class are separate from the concert.

In addition to the General Admission ticket, fans can purchase a VIP Soundcheck ticket option that allows early entry at 6:30 pm and access to view Zappa Plays Zappa soundcheck.

Doors @ 8:00 pm. Show @ 9:00 pm. Ages 17+.

Tickets go on-sale at at Silver Wrapper Ticketing on Friday, November 14, 2014 at 12:00 PM noon CST!

Nov
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Cherub makes Chicago return on Valentine’s Day 2015 at Concord Music Hall

Silver Wrapper presents Cherub with special guests Mystery Skulls and Forte Bowie on Saturday, February 14, 2015 at Concord Music Hall.

Cherub is a sexy electro-pop duo that is the dance love-child of 80’s funk, and pop-music from the future. The members of Cherub, Jordan Kelley and Jason Huber, share a love for honest original music and vibrant live performance, with a common goal to share a little bit of sex, a little bit of drugs, and a whole lot of love with people across the globe.

Doors @ 8:00 pm. Show @ 9:00 pm. Ages 18+.

Tickets go on-sale at at Silver Wrapper Ticketing on Friday, November 14, 2014 at 10:00 AM CST!

Nov
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moe. brings 25th Anniversary celebration to Chicago with special 3-night run on March 19-21, 2015

moeSilver Wrapper presents three nights of moe. as the band brings their 25th Anniversary celebration to Chicago for THREE NIGHTS on Thursday, March 19, 2015 at Bottom Lounge plus Friday, March 20, 2015 and Saturday, March 21, 2015 at Concord Music Hall.

moe.  is the preeminent progressive rock band on the music scene today – a quintet of world class musicians, whose creative output equals that of their longevity. In a remarkable career that has touched three decades and produced a discography of 24 albums, the Sugar Hill Records recording artist of Al Schnier and Chuck Garvey on guitars and vocals, Rob Derhak on bass and vocals, Jim Loughlin on percussion and vibes, and Vinnie Amico on drums, continue to push the standard for performance art higher and further.

For All Three Shows: Doors @ 7:00 pm. Show @ 8:00 pm. Ages 18+.

 The only way to get tickets to the intimate Thursday Bottom Lounge show is by purchasing a Three-Day Pass for $87.00. Three-Day Passes go on-sale at Silver Wrapper Ticketing on Friday, November 14, 2014 @ 9:00 AM CST!

Single-Day Tickets for the weekend shows at Concord Music Hall go on-sale at Silver Wrapper Ticketing on Friday, November 21, 2014 @ 9:00 AM CST.

Jan
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Hermitude North American Tour to stop in Chicago at 1st Ward / Chop Shop on Friday, March 27, 2015

Silver Wrapper presents Hermitude with special guests TBA on Friday, March 27, 2015 at 1st Ward / Chop Shop.

Hermitudeare an award-winning electronic production duo hailing from Sydney. Their profile has exploded off the back of their Australian Music Prize-winning album HyperParadise. Hermitude have fast become one of Australia’s most in-demand touring acts. They formed in 2001 when Sydney duo Luke Dubs (Luke Dubber) and Elgusto (Angus Stuart) paired up with a shared love of beats and turntablism. The offspring of professional musicians, they’d performed together in jazz and funk bands since their early teens.The Villain Tour in January/February 2013 sold-out in record time and saw them play to over 5000 people. Due to unprecedented demand Hermitude did 3 sold-out shows in both Sydney & Melbourne. In March, Hermitude capped off an incredible 12 months winning the Australian Music Prize, one of the country’s most prestigious music awards. They’ve since gone on to play another round of summer festival shows in Australia and have recently completed their first headline tour of New Zealand, selling out every show.

Doors at 9pm. Show at 10pm. Ages 18+.

Tickets are available at Silver Wrapper Ticketing now!

Jan
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BoomBox to play two-night run in January 2015 at Concord Music Hall

Silver Wrapper presents TWO NIGHTS of BoomBox with special guest Mikey Thunder on Friday, January 23, 2015 and Saturday, January 24, 2015 at Concord Music Hall.

BoomBox is two versatile producers, DJs, songwriters, multi-instrumentalists and longtime friends Russ Randolph and Zion Rock Godchaux. Together they develop an electronic blend of vintage Rock and Blues made to move dance floors while incorporating their signature Backbeat, Psychedelia and Funky House sounds. Applying a multi-track platform, they are free to create their hybrid style on the fly with a rhythm that moves fans and opens them up to Godchaux and Randolph’s overall vision. Derived from the rich musical history of Muscle Shoals, AL, to the psychedelic rock and underground electronic scenes of the west coast, their unique approach can only be achieved by the blending of sound and culture.

Future Funk artist, Mikey Thunder will be opening the shows.

Doors at 8:30 PM. Show at 9:30 PM. Ages 18+.

Friday Tickets are available at Silver Wrapper Ticketing now!

Saturday Tickets are available at Silver Wrapper Ticketing now!

Enjoy both nights with a TWO-DAY PASS on-sale now for just $35.00 available at either link above!

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Alvin Risk to perform “Venture” at Lincoln Hall in Chicago on Friday, January 23, 2015

Silver Wrapper presents Alvin Risk with special guests Kodak To Graph and Cool Bad on Friday, January 23, 2015 at Lincoln Hall.

Venture, the new album from Alvin Risk out now on Skrillex Label OWSLA, establishes him as a multi-talented artist, featuring his own vocals and production on every song. “I was really obsessed with piano, banging on the lower notes to make it sounds like thunder,” he says, tracing his musical roots. “I was never able to sleep as a kid and was always into music. My dad was always playing like, everything from Latin music to Pink Floyd. He had a huge musical library. I started playing his guitar and got obsessed with that, and went from that to getting obsessed with trying to make things not sound like a guitar, but still with a guitar, using pedals and effects and stuff. I really got into keyboards and synths and further into analog stuff and into the digital world and kind of got obsessed with all of that.”

Doors at 9:00 PM. Show at 10:00 PM. Ages 18+.

Tickets are available at Silver Wrapper Ticketing now!

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Lucero will perform at Concord Music Hall on Saturday, January 17, 2015

Silver Wrapper presents Lucero with special guests The Sadies on Saturday, at Concord Music Hall.

Over their 16 years together, the Memphis band Lucero has built up a fanbase that’s as diverse as it is rabid. Ask 50 Lucero fans what their favorite song is and you’ll get 50 different answers. Among the band’s 100-plus songs across nine albums and multiple EPs, there’s no universal fan favorite. “Each person makes Lucero their own thing,” says frontman Ben Nichols. “Everyone identifies with us for completely different reasons. For one reason or another, Lucero becomes a very personal band.” But the one thing that seems to unify Lucero fans of all kinds is the band’s all-or-nothing live show, and Live from Atlanta, the band’s latest live record, thoroughly captures that.

Doors @ 8:00 pm. Show @ 9:00 pm. Ages 18+.

Tickets are available at Silver Wrapper Ticketing now!

Jan
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Particle to play Chop Shop / 1st Ward on Friday, January 16, 2015

Silver Wrapper presents Particle featuring Allen Aucoin of The Disco Biscuits on drums with special guests Brainchild on Friday, January 16, 2015 at Chop Shop / 1st Ward.

Particle began its journey in Los Angeles in 2000 as one of the key pioneers of the emerging ‘livetronica’ music scene. The band created a signature sound that combined elements of Electronica, Funk and Rock with a heavy emphasis on improvisation and sonic exploration, and their influence can still be felt and heard in many of today’s top touring Jam and EDM/Funk bands.

Doors @ 8:00 pm. Show @ 9:00 pm. Ages 18+.

Tickets are available at Silver Wrapper Ticketing now!

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